Now in an updated third edition, this best-selling textbook introduces primary teachers to the key issues in how to teach reading. The authors celebrate reading as an important, exhilarating part of the curriculum with the potential to transform lives, whilst also giving a balanced handling of contentious issues. Strongly rooted in classroom practice, the book provides comprehensive coverage of differing reading practices and resources. Key features include: * managing specialized reading difficulties, such as dyslexia * EAL and gender issues in reading * use of ICT within reading * a detailed inspection of the phonics debate.
This book is essential reading for both trainee teachers and qualified teachers interested in continuing their professional development.